9/12: Casting VOID – Peter Drissell (Clive Owen)!
While reporters today seem to have forgotten that they are NOT supposed to be part of the story, the profession is still regarded as irreplaceable when it comes to uncovering the truth. Investigative reporting, crime reporting, disaster reporting … all of these distinctive talents imply a lack of concern over personal safety and a burning desire to uncover and report the truth in every instance.
During WWII, Ernie Pyle’s distinctive, emotional narratives brought the war home for millions of Americans who hungrily devoured his every written word. Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather became household names during the Vietnam Conflict. And we know all about the profession of Clark Kent, who moonlighted as a superman! In the world of Void, Peter Drissell is the crime beat reporter for The London Lighthouse. He represents our true conscience, allowing us to see and follow Void without emotional detachment, confident that we’ll see the truth in the end. But the more he sees day in and day out … of Void and his ways … of beautiful Georgia and her vulnerability … and the support of Sir Holmes and his idol, news magnate Sir Edmund Grayson … the more he is pulled into the story. How long will he remain objective? Or have his sensibilities already been compromised?
Reporter Peter Drissell is patterned after my friend, British Brigadier Peter Drissell. And in the fantasy movie, he’d be played by British actor Clive Owen. Owen has a distinguished career, from playing royalty (King Arthur and Sir Walter Raleigh) to rough and tumble fighters (Shoot ‘Em Up, Sin City) to stand-up heroes (Inside Man, Children of Men, The International), Owen can play the Gulf War veteran Drissell who now fearlessly seeks to wipe out crime through the stroke of a pen. If only the demons of his past would leave him alone!
Will Drissell eventually join forces with Void, or will he never rest until he has uncovered the masked man’s secret and exposed it to the world? He has quite a dilemma on his hands … and Clive Owen is the perfect man to bring him to life! Look for articles written by Peter Drissell throughout the entire story line I like to call … the VOID!